Mayo Steam Electric Power Plant has 10 groundwater monitoring wells, 6 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between December 01, 2010 and November 13, 2014. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of manganese and cadmium.Site description
Duke Energy's Mayo Steam Electric Power Plant began operating in 1983, 11 miles north of Roxboro, North Carolina. It has a single coal-fired unit that can generate up to 727 MW of electricity per year. The plant is located on Mayo Lake, a popular boating and fishing destination. In August 2013, the State of North Carolina entered into a consent decree with Duke Energy regarding seeps and other un-permitted discharges to groundwater from the site.
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